Holiday weekends often bring unexpected stressors into your life. Whether it’s family dynamics, intense activity or traveling, it never hurts to incorporate some stress-relieving practices. Here’s BATCH’s guide to relaxing after the holidays. 

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Practice Breathing & Meditation

Ever wondered why people always say, “just take a deep breath”? Turns out there’s actually some science to that phrase. Breathing exercises have the ability to activate the vagus nerve in your brain which links to different important bodily organs. This nerve actually has the power to influence stress communication with the rest of our body. Not only can deep breathing help to manage stress, when coupled with meditation it can help to increase focus. 

practice breathing and meditation

Try a Mindful Activity

Finding a positive outlet like reading or crafting can help to reduce stress as opposed to watching TV or doom-scrolling through social media. Here are some ideas to help channel a flow-like state of mind

Mindful activities for keeping your calm

  • Puzzle
  • Read a book
  • Go for a walk
  • Play a game
  • Spend time outdoors
mndful activity

Engage With A Loved One

Connecting with people you love can bring relief and relaxation. Post-COVID, many of us our still adapting to our new routines, often filled with less… people. Naturally, people who have stronger communities report a higher quality of life! Call that family member or friend who’s been on your mind lately and connect with them. The power of human connection and support can be very helpful when managing stress.

engage with a loved one

Practice Self Care

Self care doesn’t always have to cost a lot, but sometimes it can feel good to treat yourself after a long week.

Relaxing Self Care Activities

  • Get a massage
  • Going to a yoga class
  • Light a candle
  • Practice skin care
  • Use a diffuser (aromatherapy)
  • Take a bath
  • Make a hot cup of tea
  • Calm CBD Oil
Practice Self Care

Final Thoughts

Prioritizing your wellness is important for your overall wellbeing and your current CBD routine. We always encourage you to pursue a healthy lifestyle, whatever that means to you. If you are struggling with your stress it’s okay to talk to someone. There are many cost-effective resources available. In the mean time, Incorporating small yet effective ways to relax, destress, and find relief can help with relief.

August 16, 2022 — Dennis Mistrioty

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